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Date 22 March 2018, category News

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Biomedical engineering expert from Graduate Shool of Science and Technology Kumamoto University Japan, Prof. Dr. Eng Yoshitaka Nakanishi, visited the Department of Industrial Engineering (TI) Faculty of Engineering Universitas Brawijaya (FT-UB), on Monday, March 19, 2018.

The arrival of Prof. Nakanishi was greeted by Vice Dean for Academic Affairs FT Ishardita Pambudi Tama, ST., MT., Ph.D., Secretary of TI-UB Department Rahmi Yuniarti, ST., MT., Head of Laboratories, and all lecturers in TI-UB.

Rahmi Yuniarti started that light discussion held at the 5th Floor Meeting Room of TI-UB Building with short introduction to department profile. Then, the Head of Laboratories introduced their laboratory activities. The lecturers also introduced their research activities.

On the other side, Ishardita representing the Faculty of Engineering and Industrial Engineering Department thanked Prof. Nakanishi for his visit to Brawijaya campus.

“We hope this visit can be followed up with further cooperation such as student exchange and or joint research,” Ishardita said.

Some of TI-UB lecturers are alumni of Kumamoto University. And it is some possibility for some lecturers to continue their further studies at Kumamoto, one of the campuses appointed by Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology as the Top Global Universities Project.

“Of course we understand Islamic culture in Indonesia, therefore the University of Kumamoto also supports halal food in our cafeteria. Several restaurants in downtown also provide halal food, but this restaurant remains a Japanese style,” Prof. Nakanishi said.

From the discussion, Prof. Nakanishi who is also head of Biohybrid System Laboratory of Kumamoto University also expressed his willingness to become reviewer of Journal of Engineering and Management in Industrial System (JEMIS) and speaker at TI-UB conference next year.

After a light discussion, Prof. Nakanishi gave a guest lecture at the TI-UB Building Auditorium in front of hundreds of lecturers and students. Also present in this guest lecture is Secretary of Mechanical Engineering Department UB, Teguh Dwi Widodo, ST., M. Eng., Ph.D., and lecturer representatives.

On this occasion Prof. Nakanishi describes some of the research conducted in the laboratory he manages. One of them is the lubrication mechanisms on the plains of snow for aircraft landing security procedures.

Then, he also presented his research on surface of textured pads on artificial joints to reduce the activation of macrophages.

“I really like the way Professor Nakanishi teaches, thank you for the guest lecture given, I really enjoy it,” said one of TI-UB students who attended the guest lecture, Yasmin.

Prof. Nakanishi is also scheduled to visit the laboratories located in UB Industrial Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. (and/mic)

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